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Identifier: repositoryofarts726acke
Title: The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics
Year: 1809 (1800s)
Authors: Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
Subjects: Fashion Art, Decorative
Publisher: London : Published by R. Ackermann ... Sherwood & Co. and Walker & Co. ... and Simpkin & Marshall ...
Contributing Library: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation


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e thebroad blue ocean that eternallymoves beneath. Orchard, as will be seen by theannexed view, is rather in the styledenominated Italian: its orange-walksof considerable extent, its terracesand richly sculptured vases, its foun-tains and various other embellish-ments, give it an air that would seemto say, the luxuriant in art shallblend with the grand in nature. Thebuilding is irregular, and thoughperfectly a whole, bears the stampof continual additions. The entranceis a pleasing vestibule, which com-municates with the hall, breakfast-room, and library, pleasingly fittedup with rich carved furniture. Thedining-room is in the same taste, andof fine proportions: connected withthe latter are several small apart-ments, containing cabinets of rareshells, &c. A circular stone stair-case leads to a very elegant smallroom, containing richly inlaid cabi-nets and rare birds, and which roomforms a vestibule to the drawing-room. Over against this entrance,a corresponding entrance-room or ^ o

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THE CASTLE OF CAERLEON. 191 vestibule, fitted up in a similar man-ner to that just mentioned, has apleasing effect. The drawing-roomis richly furnished, and contains somerare and fine pieces of china, withalabaster figures after Canova. ThreeFrench windows, of large dimensions,open into a verandah, which, being-furnished with glass, forms a sitting-room, commanding beautiful viewsof nearly the whole of the Undercliff.The roof, projecting considerablyover this verandah, throws a boldshadow, which, in the summer sea-son, renders it truly delightful. Plants and shrubs of all descrip-tions grow here with the utmostluxuriance; and this portion of theUndercliff is rich in timber, of whichthe island generally is rather scanty;though it is said, that in the time ofCharles II. timber was so plentiful,that a squirrel might have travelledon the tops of the trees for miles to-gether. If this tradition be correct,there is no question but the greaterpart has found a market in thedock-yards of Ports


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bookid:repositoryofarts726acke bookyear:1809 bookdecade:1800 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Ackermann__Rudolph__1764_1834 booksubject:Fashion booksubject:Art__Decorative bookpublisher:London___Published_by_R__Ackermann_____Sherwood___Co__and_Walker___Co______and_Simpkin___Marshall____ bookcontributor:Philadelphia_Museum_of_Art__Library booksponsor:Lyrasis_Members_and_Sloan_Foundation bookleafnumber:244 bookcollection:philadelphiamuseumofart bookcollection:americana

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